S. 1983. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT. PASSED. YEA SUPPORTS PRESIDENT'S POSITION. (SEE CQ 167.)

Date:

Aug 18, 1961

Number:

Senate Vote #151
87th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 68
 
 
 
68%
47 20 1
  Nay 26
 
 
 
26%
13 13 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
2 3 1
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.